Parmalee combines radio friendly vocals with hard-hitting guitar to create their own original style of rock and roll.
Brothers Matt (vocals) and Scott (drummer) Thomas grew up with a strong musical background. The two found their passion for music while playing around the house with their father.
When piecing together Parmalee, the two brothers felt that it was intrinsic to keep the band close-knit. Cousin Barry Knox was recruited to play bass and friend Josh McSwain stepped in to play guitar.
Since Parmalee formed in 1998, the band has become one of the premier rock acts in the Eastern region, selling out a number of clubs in eastern North Carolina. Regional airplay coupled with extensive touring of the east coast has led Parmalee to become a favorite in the local rock scene.
The band has found much inspiration in their hometown and the local music scene. "Basically, for the past three years, we have driven out to a barn in this small town to practice, write and create music. We spend so many hours there every week that everyone knows us. Everything that we have created has come from this little place. We feel like it is a part of us and our music," says Josh McSwain.
The rehearsal barn is in the small North Carolina town of Parmalee, hence the name of the band.
Parmalee is currently writing and recording new material while getting more and more exposure and recognition playing with internationally known bands.
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